Demonstrator in Natural Sciences

Birkbeck, University of London
July 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23.39
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Contract Type:Fixed-term contract
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Demonstrator in Natural Sciences

We are excited to announce an opening for a Demonstrator in Natural Sciences at Birkbeck, a renowned institution in the heart of Central London.

Salary range

£23.39 per hour

Contract type

Fixed term


Part time



Business Unit

School of Natural Sciences

Closing date for applicants


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We are excited to announce an opening for a Demonstrator in Natural Sciences at Birkbeck, a renowned institution in the heart of Central London.

As part of the Faculty of Science, School of Natural Sciences, this role offers an excellent opportunity to support the teaching team in delivering Biological labs on both Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes.

As a Demonstrator, you will:

  • Assist in the delivery of predetermined programmes, under academic supervision, to facilitate students in the successful completion of their studies.
  • Engage in scholarship to ensure good practice in teaching and apply appropriate levels of knowledge in the subject areas to be taught.
  • Assist students in completing lab and practice worksheets.
  • Undertake other duties as required, including marking coursework and/or exams and administrative tasks.
  • The ideal Demonstrator candidate should have:

  • A first degree in biological sciences or an equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Confident presentation skills and the ability to clearly and effectively pass on specialist subject area knowledge.
  • Experience of marking coursework and/or exams.
  • Commitment to working with diversity and engaging the interest and enthusiasm of students.
  • Moreover:

  • Individuals undertaking this role will be employed as part of their general academic development to obtain practical teaching experience, and will undertake this work independently but in parallel with postgraduate studies.
  • We are looking for a number of Demonstrators to support various modules in; laboratory skills in biochemistry, evolution and genetics, sequence analysis and omics, biocomputing, practical skills for the biosciences, molecular biology, molecular biology for discovery life sciences, and a specialist laboratory research project.

    Please specify in your application which area/s you would like to be considered for. More details listed in the Job Description pack.


    Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service (starting rate £23.39 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 6. Marking is paid separately for these roles.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term contract (3 hours a week teaching). Closing date: 7 July 2024, interview date w/c 15 July 2024.


    If you would like to know more about the role please contact Joe Alkins at [email protected]

    If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

    While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes. www.

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